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Shoulder cape

probably French
About 1854

Object Place: France


74 x 250 cm (29 1/8 x 98 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Machine net

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Triangular in shape; made of ivory-colored machine net and, near long side, a scalloped, chevron–shaped panel of dark ivory taffeta; a deep net flounce borders the two short sides. Main triangle and flounce decorated with narrow bands of guimp of three sorts, sewn to the net. Condition fair; some seams opened, some loose guimp. Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly, of Lowell.


Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke